The Dark Knight (2008)
|Title:||The Dark Knight|
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I watched this movie on 01/28/2011 at/on/via Blu Ray.
I got a new Onkyo receiver and threw in The Dark Knight to test my setup. Of course, once I started watching, my youngest son, appeared from nowhere, and we just had to sit and watch the whole thing!
Im a huge fan of this movie. Though Ive heard criticism of the pacing and how it just seems to never end, those are the things that make it so brilliant to me.
Its unrelenting in its mission to drive home the Jokers chaos and anarchy. Its the flip side of the existential coin that posits that our existence, and therefore our actions, have no meaning. The Jokers reply to that is well, if theyve got no meaning, then why the hell NOT do some crazy bat shit stuff! Indeed.
The film also gets at the greater role of Batman himself as a vigilante and what that means in terms of moral conduct and the codes he should live by, as well as the ones he can ignore.
A great deal of this movie is filmed in Chicago and it provides a great version of Gotham thats much more gritty and compelling than the sci-fi monorailed Gotham of Batman Begins.